ABC seeking applications for education and prevention grants

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RICHMOND, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority wants to help fund programs that aim to reduce and prevent underage and high-risk drinking.

ABC is now accepting applications for its 2019-2020 Alcohol Education and Prevention Grant program.

This is the sixth year for the program that supports the development of alcohol education and prevention programs across Virginia.

Applications can be for social marketing and media campaigns, parent town hall meetings, statewide initiatives, and collegiate education and prevention programming.

Award recipients will propose creative plans to help improve awareness and prevent alcohol misuse in their communities.

“Supporting and working collaboratively with those who share our mission to ensure safety and promote responsibility allows us to have a greater impact across Virginia,” said ABC Education and Prevention Manager Katie Crumble.

Successful applicants will present best-practice programs with long-lasting impacts and encourage partnerships between organizations.

They must address certain areas of focus, including underage drinking prevention, social providing or social hosting prevention, or high-risk drinking prevention.

Grant requests are limited to a maximum of $10,000. Community coalitions, law enforcement agencies, nonprofits, schools, faith-based organizations, and prevention-related groups are encouraged to apply.

Applications are due by April 25.

However, the first step to apply is the completion of a mandatory online application training session.

Last year, 15 universities and community organization received grants between $2,000 and $10,000 to help reduce these issues at their schools and in their communities.

To apply or for more information, send an email to or click on the link in the Related Links box.

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